Opened 28 November 2007, Closed 6 January 2008 at the Arts Theatre
Opened 19 April 2011, Closed 21 April 2011 at the Haymarket Theatre
Opened 22 November 2017, Closed 7 January 2018 at the Lyric Theatre
The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should ever set foot in the deep dark wood...
But one wild and windy night The Gruffalo's Child ignores her father's warnings about the Big Bad Mouse and tiptoes out into the snow. En route she meets the same fox, owl and snake that her father met some years before. Each points her in a different direction, so by the time the little Gruffalo gets to the heart of the wood, she is beginning to have serious doubts about the scary mouse that her dad has told her about. Just about to give up and go home, she sees a little mouse and decides to stop for a mousey snack. But Mouse is not in the mood to be eaten and comes up with an ingenious plan to scare the little Gruffalo away. Standing on a twig as the moon shines, Mouse casts a big bad mousey shadow on the ground - and this is enough to send the Gruffalo's Child running home...
This production combines Tall Stories' unique physical storytelling style with new songs, humour and a touch of magic. In addition, puppetry is used to help create the sense of the size of the Gruffalo next to his child as well as to illustrate the scary mouse that the Gruffalo's Child thinks she has seen... For the majority of the show, a narrator (who later becomes Mouse) leads us through the tale. Most suitable for those aged 3 and up, and their adults!
The Gruffalo's Child in London is presented by Tall Stories and is the sequel to their hugely successful original show The Gruffalo which has played a number of very successful seasons in London's West End. The Gruffalo's Child is an adaptation of the picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Directed by Olivia Jacobs with designs by Isla Shaw, lighting by James Whiteside and music by Jon Fiber and Andy Shaw. This production returns to London's West End having previously been seen at the Arts Theatre (28 November 2007 to 6 January 2008) and the Haymarket Theatre (19 to 21 April 2011).
The Gruffalo's Child in London at the Lyric Theatre opened on 22 November 2017 and closed on 7 January 2018